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Lupe Ontiveros stars in "The Rob Schneider Comedy" on CBS.

Lupe Ontiveros is an award-winning actress, producer, activist and visionary. Whether portraying "La Nacha" in the Oscar-nominated film "El Norte" or as a founding member of the Latino Theatre Company in Los Angeles, Ontiveros has made both memorable and lasting contributions to the entertainment industry.

Her film credits are extensive, including such notable movies as "Picking Up the Pieces" with Woody Allen; "Chuck and Buck," directed by Miguel Arteta; "As Good as It Gets" with Jack Nicholson, directed by James R. Brooks; "The Brave" directed by Johnny Depp; and "Selena," directed by Gregory Nava. Ontiveros also starred in the HBO feature "Real Women Have Curves."

In addition to guest appearances as Juanita Solis on ABC's mega-hit "Desperate Housewives," for which she was nominated for an Emmy in 2005, she has been a series regular in "Greetings from Tucson," she is the voice of Abuelita on the PBS animated children's series, "The Adventures of Maya and Miguel," and she has countless television credits that include pilots and regular appearances on series, as well.

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Age: 74 years old
Birthday: September 17, 1942
Height: 4' 11"
Birthplace: El Paso, TX
Husband: Elias Ontiveros

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